Common sense was needed

WHY haven t civil enforcement officers working in Axminster exercised their common sense in the severe weather?

WHY haven't civil enforcement officers working in Axminster exercised their common sense in the severe weather?

I was in the town at 2.30pm last Wednesday, the day after the snow had fallen. The town was close to being deserted. Pavements and car parks remained slippery.

One of the two wardens on duty was issuing a ticket to a car that had just parked in the large parking bay outside Lawsons.

The car was not causing any obstruction but, more to the point, this was an occasion when the warden needed to recognise that the nearby car park remained treacherous and some flexibility was appropriate.


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I am not advocating drivers to cause problems for others, but I, for one, no longer venture in to the town centre, because of the attitude of the wardens and the unnecessary limitations on on-street parking. I feel sure I am not alone.

It would be interesting to know what the views of the traders are on this.

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Simon Hall

Appletree Cottage

Kilmington

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